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Aug
2017

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day in the United States, commemorating the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.  Yet even with that constitutional amendment, many women faced- and continue to face- barriers to exercising that right.
In recognition of this, we asked Lynn Yeakel, Junior League of Philadelphia Sustainer and founder and president of Vision 2020, a national coalition of organizations and individuals working together to achieve economic, political and social equality for women, to provide us with a greater understanding into women’s right to …

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Oct
2016

Given the fact that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, that’s a good question.
Here’s what we know – 35 years after the first awareness month, domestic violence remains a very serious problem. According to data presented by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it is prevalent in every community and its effects can cross generations. Among the alarming statistics: in the U.S., an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners each minute (more than 10 million abuse victims annually), and on a typical day, domestic violence …

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May
2017

Meet Cheri Boyle. Wife. Mother. Junior League member. And retired special agent in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. That’s NCIS, as in the award-winning TV show. If you’re not a regular viewer, the mission of NCIS is to investigate and defeat criminal, terrorist and foreign threats to the US Navy and Marine Corps worldwide.
Cheri, a past president of the Junior League of Panama City who is currently finishing up a two-year term as an at-large member of the AJLI Governance Committee, went straight into NCIS after graduating from Florida State …

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Nov
2013

It’s called Remembrance Day in Canada (and in other Commonwealth countries) and Veteran’s Day in the U.S., but it all comes down to the same thing: the fighting that killed an estimated 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians in Europe almost a century ago came to an end on November 11, 1918…and the 11th day of November has ever since been a day to commemorate the event.
But the war also took place at a time of greater civic leadership for women and, while they were not combatants, their roles …